Paco Pad used as a flotation device - Mountain Buzz
 



Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 03-24-2010   #1
 
Bend, Oregon
Paddling Since: 1996
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 7
Paco Pad used as a flotation device

Has any one used a Paco pad or a Aire Landing pad as a air mattress in the water? I am thinking of buying an Aire Landing pad. I want to be able lounge out in the water with it and sleep on it at night.

whitewatercowboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 03-24-2010   #2
 
Osprey's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 768
that's pretty much one of my favorite activities on the water. works awesome. can't speak for the Paco but on the Air make sure the valve caps are on just in case the actual valve gets depressed so you don't let water in the pad. that's a major pain to get back out and makes it heavy the rest of the trip. The pad straps are perfect for tying off to the boat so you don't get left behind or dragging it back up the beach for another ride. and small rapids are no problem. pretty stable and you can stay pretty dry up on it if you wanted to. they can get hot in the sun due to the dark colors but that outer material is bomber.
Osprey is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-24-2010   #3
willpaddle4food
 
Fruita, Colorado
Paddling Since: 1995
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 118
They tend to sort of bend in the middle. But if you strap paddles to them it helps
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	taming the pacos2.JPG
Views:	262
Size:	203.4 KB
ID:	2402  
willpaddle4food is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 03-24-2010   #4
 
Colorado Springs Paddling Since: 1983
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 254
There's a You Tube vid or a guy successfully running Lava Falls on one! Must be bomber.
Mike Hartley is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-25-2010   #5
 
Auburn - South Seattle, Washington
Paddling Since: 1996
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 6
I don't think you can own a Paco pad and not use it as a flotation device at some point ... it's half the fun of owning a Paco! Never played with a Aire pad but sounds like you'll be fine either way.
sahrariver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-25-2010   #6
 
lmaciag's Avatar
 
Glenwood Springs, Colorado
Paddling Since: 2002
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 674
And don't forget the other use... Paco Pad Slip-n-Slide!
__________________
Laurie

"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover." - Mark Twain
lmaciag is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-25-2010   #7
 
Denver, Colorado
Paddling Since: 2000
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 106
Get 2!

Click image for larger version

Name:	8_1138012217_30636664_6467328_n.jpg
Views:	495
Size:	73.6 KB
ID:	2403

I recommend dragging it behind the boat with kayakers in tow. Also note the pad in front where the dog sleeps.
leery is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-25-2010   #8
 
miker's Avatar
 
golden
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 342
Quote:
Originally Posted by willpaddle4food View Post
They tend to sort of bend in the middle. But if you strap paddles to them it helps
Do you like that paddle right up in your junk? Ouch! Def. a class 1-2 set-up
__________________
With cunning skill like a duck walking a tightrope at night
miker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-25-2010   #9
 
tmaggert's Avatar
 
Wheat Ridge, 80033
Paddling Since: 2002
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 100
You can always just forget the raft and use the paco for the day.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	P1000365.JPG
Views:	253
Size:	249.7 KB
ID:	2404  
tmaggert is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-25-2010   #10
 
kclowe's Avatar
 
Aurora, Colorado
Paddling Since: 2000
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 453
I did the pumphouse run on one. Catch a ride behind a raft for the flat parts. Great fun! I did, however, have to chase it after one of the little rapids. It took a little practice to hold onto the thing. They get really slippery. Which is probably why Laurie likes the paco slip-n-slide. That looks a little painful to me!

Kim
kclowe is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Tags
air mattress, landing pad, paco pad, sleeping pad, water toy

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Topic Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Found: Paco Pad below Yarmony/above Rancho pbowman Lost & Found 5 07-21-2009 03:09 PM
orthSpot tracking device seemingly w while saftey equipment Len Whitewater Kayaking 5 03-27-2009 05:40 PM
I'll buy your Paco Pad Randaddy Kayaking | Gear Talk 15 09-12-2008 11:49 AM
Flotation? Slunk Kayaking | Gear Talk 23 09-09-2008 04:05 PM
pfd flotation Russell Kayaking | Gear Talk 3 07-23-2005 10:09 AM

» Classified Ads
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:02 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.